8 Sure Fire Ways to Ruin a Kaizen Event

8 Sure Fire Ways to Ruin a Kaizen Event

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8 Sure Fire Ways to Ruin a Kaizen Event
 

Kaizen events, also known as Rapid Improvement Events, are an effective way to tackle many difficult problems in short order. They can also help improve team cohesion and cross-functional collaboration. But like many other continuous improvement techniques, if they are not executed properly, they can cause more harm than good. We’re in the lucky position to have the opportunity to chat with people from all types of organizations about their improvement work. They’ve shared some lessons learned when it comes to Kaizen events. Here are some of the biggest mistakes.

Ignoring Daily Improvement

Kaizen events are one tool in the improvement toolbox, but not the only one. Continuous improvement requires daily attention. Efforts shouldn’t be limited to special events. In most cases, only a few people are involved in each Kaizen event, but daily improvement should be the responsibility of every person in the organization.





Original: https://blog.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/kaizen/kaizen-event/8-sure-fire-ways-to-ruin-a-kaizen-event
By: Jeff Roussel
Posted: January 10, 2018, 11:51 am

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